Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/2/12
In light of Hines Ward reaching the 1,000 career catch milestone today, here’s a list of five of the most likely names to join the short list that includes: Jerry Rice, Tony Gonzalez, Marvin Harrison, Cris Carter, Tim Brown, Terrell Owens, Isaac Bruce, and aforementioned Ward. 1. Reggie Wayne (WR Indianapolis Colts) – Age: 32, Receptions: 862 Before the injury that ruined the season for Peyton Manning, and the entire team for that matter, I would say that there would be no doubts that he would reach this mark by as soon as next season. If he can stay healthy and the Colts have an able-bodied quarterback, either Manning or Andrew Luck, throwing him the ball, then he should have no problem. 2. Andre Johnson (WR Houston Texans) – Age: 29, Receptions: 706 This guy has been a stud since he was drafted in the first round out of the University of Miami. Similar to Wayne, if Johnson wasn’t hampered by injuries we could possibly see him meet this mark in two years. Now I’d give it three or four at most with Matt Schaub evolving into an elite quarterback and the best Corner in his division is Cortland Finnegan… [...]
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